A DIVE INTO THE HUMOUR OF CHATGPT
ChatGPT makes an irresistible first impression. It’s got a devastating sense of humor, a stunning capacity for dead-on mimicry, and it can rhyme like nobody’s business. Then there is its overwhelming reasonableness. When ChatGPT fails the Turing test, it’s usually because it refuses to offer its own opinion on just about anything. When was the last time real people on the internet declined to tell you what they really think?
Jentzsch and Kersting, who are associated with the Institute for Software Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Technical University Darmstadt, embarked on a challenging quest to unravel the humor in ChatGPT’s version 3.5. Despite lacking access to the model’s internal workings or dataset, they were determined to explore its humorous capabilities.
Conducting a series of experiments focused on joke generation, explanation, and detection, they put ChatGPT to the test. They asked it to tell a joke a thousand times to assess the richness of its variety. The results were impressive, as the AI consistently responded with grammatically correct jokes, and almost every output contained exactly one joke.